BUSINESS RESOURCES

Business

referenceusaFind over 89 million phone numbers and addresses for residents across the US as well as key information on close to 14 million US businesses. ReferenceUSA provides quality information to help you find new business opportunities, track addresses and phone numbers,  and profile a neighborhood, city or state.
 
 
smallbusinessadminThe Small Business Administration (SBA) is a United States government agency that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses.  The agency’s activities are summarized as the “3 Cs” of capital, contracts and counseling. Website includes courses on many aspects of business ownership – from business plans to strategic planning.
 
 
uspsWith Every Door Direct Mail® service, your business can saturate a targeted local area, without knowing names or street addresses. A postal carrier delivers your mail piece with the day’s mail.

 

sbdcAmerica’s SBDC represents America’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) – the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States.  Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can go to their local SBDCs for FREE face-to-face business consulting and at-cost training.

 

ildeptcommerceState of Illinois’s clearinghouse of information on starting a small business, a one-stop shop for all things startup. From regulations, taxes, laws, and permits to financing options and general business advice.

 

pekinchamberLocal business group whose focus is to foster and promote a vibrant business environment that improves the quality of life in the Pekin area.  Many links to  local sites of interest, local events and general information about Pekin and the surrounding communities.